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Webinar: Central Office Transformation: Stories from the Field

central-office-transformatiRecorded: April 4, 2011 (58 minutes)

On April 4, 2011, CEL hosted a webinar focused on Central Office Transformation. The session featured the work of CEL-affiliated faculty, Dr. Meredith Honig and Dr. Michael Copland, co-authors of the recent Wallace Foundation-funded study, Central Office Transformation for District-wide Teaching and Learning Improvement.

Learn firsthand how districts across the country are transforming their central offices to:

  • Improve learning for all students.
  • Build relationships with schools that are focused on student learning.
  • Ensure that all central office departments support student achievement.

During this one-hour event participants will have the opportunity to learn more about research-based approaches for transforming central offices and begin developing an action plan for the school year.

About the Presenter:

m_honig_175x227Dr. Meredith I. Honig is associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies in the College of Education at the University of Washington where she also directs the District Leadership Design Lab and the Leadership for Learning (Ed.D.) program. Her research, teaching and district partnerships focus on policy, leadership and organizational change in school district central offices. She is particularly interested in how central offices innovate and collaborate to improve opportunities for all youth to learn. Meredith’s work on central office transformation has been featured by various organizations in their publications and meetings including the American Educational Research Association, the American Association of School Administrators, and the U.S. Department of Education.

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